Recruits in Stillwater
Last weekend marked another excellent opportunity for Oklahoma State to showcase the facilities, community, and game day atmosphere in Stillwater to recruits. Over 50 prospects were on hand to take in the homecoming festivities. Among them were current commits on official visits Dillon Stoner, Nick Starkel, Dylan Galloway and Ryan McCollum. McCollum sat down to talk to with Scout.com about his recent visit.
"It was good even though everyone was kind of down after the accident," McCollum said. "I enjoyed it."
What in particular stood out to McCollum about the visit?
"Well the fact that they won 58-10 was great, and that I got to meet my future quarterback, Nick Starkel," said McCollum, who added that his parents "liked how nice everyone was."
Nick Starkel attended the game with fellow teammate and 2016 prospect Justus Lee.
Can't wait to get to Stillwater today with @JustusmLee— Nick Starkel (@nstarkel2) October 24, 2015
Lee is an unrated 5 foot 11 inch wide receiver and does not hold a scholarship offer, but has garnered interest from Oklahoma State, Baylor, and Missouri. He should see an increase in interest from additional FBS schools this fall.
Tyrell Alexander, Tramonda Moore, and Grayson Reed were also in Stillwater this weekend to see the Pokes victory. All three players currently hold offers from Oklahoma State.
Alexander is a 6'2" four-star wide receiver out of Lancaster, TX listed as the 24th overall receiver in the country according to ESPN. Tyrell currently holds offers from OSU, Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU, West Virginia, Arkansas, Houston and Tulsa.
Tramonda Moore attended the game with fellow teammate Justin Broiles. Coach Gundy attended Tramonda's high school game last week, and it is apparent that OSU is very high on his list due the multiple visits he has taken to Stillwater. Moore's recruitment is heating up this fall, as he is scheduled to make official visits to FSU, TCU, ASU and UCLA in the coming weeks.
Grayson Reed is a 2017 offensive tackle prospect out of Houston, Texas. The three-star prospect holds offers from OSU, Boise State, and Houston.
OSU Offers Scholarship to 2018 Quarterback
Oklahoma State got an early jump on recruiting a quarterback for the 2018 class, offering Southmoore Quarterback Casey Thompson. The 6'1" 170 pound dual-threat quarterback was in Stillwater on an unofficial visit over the weekend, and tweeted the news out Monday afternoon.
After a visit to Stillwater this weekend, I have received an offer from OSU pic.twitter.com/pqQ973qxLn— Casey Thompson (@LilThurm) October 26, 2015
Younger brother of Utah (and former OU) Quarterback Kendall Thompson, Casey is playing at a very high level for Southmoore as a sophomore. So far this season, Thompson has a 64 percent completion percentage, passing for 1759 yards and 20 touchdowns. Additionally, he has rushed for 808 yards and 14 touchdowns, and has led Southmoore to a 7-1 record. Several big name schools have shown interest in the young QB including in-state rival Oklahoma, so it will be interesting to follow his recruitment and eventual commitment during the course of his high school career. Check out Thompson's Hudl highlights from this season.